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Question about using a footswitch latch to control the levels in the Merge Mixer


tjbassoon
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I know the "right" answer for this is snapshots, but I don't want to use snapshots for this preset.

I'm setting up a distortion block but want to add a clean blend to it, so I'm moving it to path B and using the Split and Mixer blocks that result on path A to blend in my clean sound.

The thing is I don't really want it evenly blended, but rather slightly less of the clean sound compared to 0dB as defaults in the merge block. So I thought I could control the parameter for the A level in the merge block to be controlled by the same switch that engages the distortion block. I would think to accomplish this I set the control to the switch and then on the dirt block engage set the lower level and on the dirt block disengage the 0dB level.

But assigning the merge block to the footswitch sets the levels to -60dB and +12dB when I click the switch back and forth. Definitely not what I would ever want.

Can I set a min/max level on the merge mixer parameter I'm trying to control, since clearly it doesn't remember the levels I had it set at for the on/off states of the switch?

This is the first time I've run into a parameter control issue on the Helix, and I know I could solve it with snapshots, but I want this to be a simple pedal on/off scenario.

This whole issue could/should be fixed by adding a blend parameter to every effect on the unit (purity to the original effects controls be dammed).

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